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Toronto man among last to meet Queen Elizabeth in Canada: ‘Definitely surreal’
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Toronto man among last to meet Queen Elizabeth in Canada: ‘Definitely surreal’

His interaction with Queen Elizabeth II was only a few seconds long, but that’s all Robertson Hollingsworth needed to make a memory that’ll last a lifetime. As the queen was readying to leave Canada on July 6, 2010, following a nine-day tour of the nation — her last visit to Canada — she was greeted by a nine-year-old Hollingsworth who was standing near her plane at Toronto Pearson International Airport, holding a bouquet of flowers.The meeting was quick: “I remember her coming up (and) asking if the flowers were for her. So I bowed and said ‘Yes, they are,’ and handed them to her,” a now 21-year-old Hollingsworth told Global News on Tuesday at his Scarborough, Ont., home. Robertson Hollingsworth, 21, holds a photo of him and Queen Elizabeth II at his home ...
Okanagan connections to Queen Elizabeth II withstand the test of time
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Okanagan connections to Queen Elizabeth II withstand the test of time

Upon the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Penticton, B.C. residents shared fond memories made during her reign. Brian Remus was just 10 years old when he was tapped to take part in a special event with his classmates.It was June 2, 1953, and he was among the 12 students from the Brompton Oratory Primary School in England allowed to join the crowd lining the streets to Westminster Abbey. He had a close-up view of the pomp and ceremony that came with the coronation of a new monarch. Read more: Queen Elizabeth death: What’s next for Canada’s 10 days of mourning Read More Queen Elizabeth death: What’s next for Canada’s 10 days of mourning And, with his Brownie camera...